Over at Gymnastic Bodies, Dillon Zirke explains a very important gymnastics exercise, the Planche Lean. “Again I will reiterate, a planche is all about the lean. I see many people attempt to “push up” into a planche. This is not correct. Even with tuck planches you should not be thinking about trying to lift your feet off […]
Jen Comas Keck shows a nice core / abs exercise – band resisted jackknifes. If banded Jackknifes are too hard for your current level, you could lie on your back an do band pull ins like in video below.
Thomas Kurz has a quick post on “How to Prevent Insufficient Recovery in High-Intensity Training “ 6. To find out when it is safe to do intense exercises (and for a sore calf, jogging and running are intense resistance exercises), press deep into the muscles to be exercised. You can poke them with your finger, […]
Iron Radio Podcast Episode 113 (direct link to mp3) focuses on fats, hormones and supplements. This weeks guest is exercise physiologist Dr. Tim Ziegenfuss. Topics new understandings of body fat’s active role in metabolism as an organ that releases hormones like leptines. supplemental concentrates from curry powder, blueberries and more pharmaceutical-like effects are being clarified […]
Mark Rippetoe goes through the details of the Lying Triceps Extension, which he calls the fourth powerlift. An important exercise that will help you improve your bench press. The long head of the triceps muscle crosses multiple joints. Muscles that do that have a distal and a proximal function. Distal function: elbow extension Proximal function: shoulder extension Therefore […]
Thought I’d make you hungry… Just had lots of cod with of broccoli. Simple to make. Just what my body craves on a rest day.
Gymnastics straps are simple and highly effective pieces of gymnastics equipment everyone should have in their gym bag. Here is a video showing you just how versatile these things are. Using Gymnastic Straps in Men’s Gymnastics Here is Chinese gymnast Wangtang6911 using a similar technique (arms through rings straps) to train his ring strength elements and […]
Mobility WOD never disappoints. Especially the latest two episodes are real eye openers for somebody with poor ankle range of motion (Dorsiflexion) like me. It is amazing what impact the skin sliding ability has on mobility. See Kelly Starrett transform an ankle from negative to positive ROM in no time. So here it was not […]
Jim Wendler’s Training Rules Of Being Awesome 1. Your program will be based on 4 exercises: squat, bench press, deadlift and the press. 2. You will train in the weight room 2-4 days/week. 3. You will do some kind of “hard” conditioning 3 days/week. This consists of pushing the Prowler, running hills, running stadium steps […]